A report published by the Care Quality Commission on 1 December 2017 revealed that The Queen Alexandra Hospital has been made the subject of urgent action by the CQC in light of failings in the way chest and abdomen x-rays were reviewed between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.
It has been reported that more than £5.5m in medical negligence compensation was paid out last year by one NHS Trust alone - Wrightington, Wigan And Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, in Greater Manchester.
The victims of breast operations performed by disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson are to receive a total of £37m in compensation.
It has been reported that midwives and nurses on maternity wards have recorded 305,019 errors in the last three years, ranging from lost records and minor injuries during birth to the avoidable deaths of mothers and babies. Statistics show that at least 259 women and babies died between 2013 and 2016 due to avoidable reasons, although the figure is likely to be far higher as a third of NHS hospitals failed to provide data.
“A breast surgeon has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients in "completely unnecessary" operations.